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How to Make Homemade Bar Soap – Cotton Candy Unicorn

If you want to make homemade bar soap, it might be easier than you anticipate. Making bar soap at home is a fun craft where the creativity options are limitless.

The end result of this DIY project is soap that you can use for yourself, give as gifts, or even sell in an Etsy shop.

How to Make Homemade Bar Soap - Cotton Candy Unicorn

What does a unicorn smell like? That was the first question when thinking about Unicorn soap. Cotton candy sounds like a great choice!

With the pinks, purples, and blues that go along with magical unicorns, cotton candy seems like the perfect scent. Of course, you can choose whichever smell you think works best.

How to Make Homemade Bar Soap - Cotton Candy Unicorn

How to Make Homemade Bar Soap – Unicorn

Supplies

How to Make Homemade Bar Soap - Cotton Candy Unicorn

Directions

  1. Cut the soap base into 1 inch cubes. Put one cube into each of the 4 glass dishes and the rest into the glass measuring cup.
  2. Melt the soap in the glass measuring cup first. Put in the microwave for 45 seconds at a time. Stir each time afterward. Be careful not to burn the soap. Melt the soap in the dishes next. Watch carefully so not to burn the soap. How to Make Homemade Bar Soap - Cotton Candy Unicorn
  3. Stir in white mica powder into the melted soap in the glass measuring cup (just gives it extra sparkle). Add the Cotton Candy Scent to this soap as well.
  4. Mix in blue, green/teal, pink, and purple into each of the 4 glass dishes. If needed, you can reheat the soap, so it stays liquid.
  5. Pour the white soap into the soap molds but don’t fill to the top. I was able to make five bars. Make your own unicorn soap
  6. Divide each of the 4 colored soaps into the 5 molds. Stir with a popsicle stick to get a swirled look. However, don’t over stir.
  7. Allow to fully harden (about 3 hours) before removing the soap bars from the mold.
How to Make Homemade Bar Soap - Cotton Candy Unicorn

When I made crystal soap that looks like gemstones, I actually found it a little relaxing. I think if you set aside the time, get everything you need, and try to give yourself permission to craft without overthinking it, making soap can be therapeutic.

Once you know how to make homemade bar soap, you can get all kinds of creative. Make different shapes, colors, themes, scents, and go wild with it.

If you have any fails, it’s not a big deal. It’s still soap, so just use it instead of gifting it.

How to Make Homemade Bar Soap - Cotton Candy Unicorn

Another reason to make your own soap is that you get to control the ingredients. There’s no need to use any colors or scents if you don’t want to. Keep it as simple as you’d like.

If you are an essential oils user, of course, soap is an excellent place to use them.

Do you make homemade bar soap? Who do you know that would love unicorn soap? 

Rhonda

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

I am confused about the rubbing alcohol as well. Do you spray it in the mold first? What layers are we talking about? Also the eye droppers? Do I need to purchase?

Jennifer

Saturday 22nd of June 2019

Hi Rhonda, I just updated this post because there are no layers in this soap. I believe that was copied over from another soap creation that did have layers. Also, the mini eye droppers are useful for the essential oil but definitely not mandatory. You can just drop it in. Thank you for bringing this to my attention and sorry for the confusion!

Jenny

Tuesday 16th of April 2019

Why did you need the rubbing alcohol and spray bottle?

Jennifer

Tuesday 16th of April 2019

Hi Jenny, Spraying alcohol helps the layers stick together and helps to prevent air bubbles. Hope that helps. :)